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An article discusses that the personal assistant of a punk-rock icon and celebrity real estate broker was convicted of beating her boss to death with a piece of gym equipment. The jury on the case spent less than a day reaching a second-degree murder verdict. Prosecuting attorneys said the suspect had stolen over $30,000 from the victim, […]

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The Clayton County school board voted to fire a teacher accused of ordering a “hit” on a student, officials said. In a unanimous vote, the nine-member board decided to uphold the recommendation made in December by a tribunal to terminate the Mundy Mill High School teacher. The teacher was arrested and charged in October with […]

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Legislature on Monday approved a bill that would make New Jersey the 14th state to allow chronically ill patients access to marijuana for medical reasons. The bill allows patients with ailments such as cancer, AIDS and multiple sclerosis to buy up to 2 ounces (57 grams) of marijuana a month at state-monitored dispensaries. New Jersey’s […]

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The U.S. Attorney announced recently that the sexual assault investigation against David Copperfield has been dropped. The woman who accused David Copperfield of sexually assaulting her had made a similar claim against another man, and police say there is evidence that she gave false statements to a police officer and engaged in prostitution. According to […]

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Despite the strict laws intended to monitor registered sex offenders, Georgia has lost track of, or absconded, nearly 250 sex offenders from metro Atlanta. In an article by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution, many of these missing offenders were convicted of rape, kidnapping, molestation, as well as people who engaged in consensual sex acts with minors. Over […]

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Dodge County sheriff’s deputies broke an alleged identity theft ring that has been operating in four counties. The 37-year-old man arrested is accused of receiving stolen property by using a license plate to conceal or misrepresent a vehicle’s identity. He is being charged with 56 counts of identity theft and two counts of receiving stolen […]

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New research indicates that New York’s juvenile detention centers fail to keep the youths secure and do not meet their treatments and services needed for recovery. This new information has underlined many juvenile justice advocates’ sentiments that the state needs to rethink its actions and responses to troubled youth. Policymakers and prosecutors alike agree that […]

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Recently, deliberations of R&B; singer, Ashanti, and her alleged stalker began in New York City. The man claims that he was just “sex texting” as a joke when he sent more than 30 messages with photos of male genitalia to the singer’s mother. The singer’s manager testified that the mother pulled Ashanti out of a […]

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A Cobb County judge ordered the suspect in a shooting spree at a Kennesaw truck rental company to be held without bond. An official of the company, Penske Truck Rental and Leasing, said that four of the five shooting victims were employees, and one was a customer. He said the victims were apparently chosen at […]

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According to an article, an uncommon method was used by a judge in Cobb County as he by-passed the jury and issued a directed verdict. Based on the article, a 36-year-old teacher who confessed to having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student was determined to be not guilty of sexual assault. In supporting his […]